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Top 5 places to scuba dive with rays

July is busy with shark events around the world, including the ever-popular Shark Week and Shark Awareness Day. Let’s not forget to celebrate their fantastic flat cousins, rays and skates, and some of the top places to dive with them.
Photo by Enric Sala/National Geographic A group of hammerhead sharks swims over the sandy seafloor populated with garden eels at Darwin Island. These sharks are known for their ability to make sudden and sharp turns as the unique wide-set placement of their eyes allows them a vertical 360-degree view, which is ideal for stalking their prey.

Galapagos Islands Wolf and Darwin home to largest shark biomass in the world

More sharks live around the Galapagos Darwin and Wolf Islands than anywhere else on the planet

New Liveaboard offers exceptional marine life encounters in Socorro and Guadalupe

The new Socorro Aggressor liveaboard launches in December and transports scuba divers to encounter great white sharks at Guadalupe or giant manta rays, humpback whales, dolphins and sharks at the Socorro Islands.

Europe’s largest wreck is now open for divers

Up until recently diving on the Fu Shan Hai, Europe's largest wreck, was prohibited. Now though, after a project by Danish Technical Divers, the...
Illustrated Map of the Best Dive Sites in the World

Win an awesome map of the best diving in the World

This superb hand-illustrated map showing the top 500 dive sites in the world can be yours if you enter the SCUBA News free prize draw.
Majestic Explorer liveaboard sinks Galapagos

Diving liveaboard sinks in the Galapagos – 26 rescued

The scuba diving liveaboard, Galapagos Majestic, has sank near the northern coast of Santiago island in the Galapagos. The 26 divers and crew safely...

How Healthy are Mediterranean Rocky Reefs?

Intense exploitation over millennia has depleted Mediterranean Sea species from the large to the small. What would a ‘healthy’ Mediterranean rocky bottom look like? There are no pristine sites (i.e. undisturbed by humans) left in the Mediterranean against which to compare the health of current ecosystems. SCUBA divers surveyed the rocky reefs throughout the Med, from Morocco to Turkey.

WIN a 6-night Guadalupe Great White Shark cage diving safari

It’s Shark Week and we have the ultimate competition for shark fans! Subscribe to the LiveAboard.com newsletter and be in to WIN a 6-night Guadalupe...
Bahrain scuba park

Bahrain opens world’s largest underwater theme park for divers

Dive Bahrain have opened the world's largest underwater theme park spanning an area of 100,000 m2, complete with a sunken Boeing 747. The site, close...
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Top five places to dive with turtles

Turtles are amazing creatures, found around the world in tropical and subtropical waters. They play a vital role in marine ecosystem health and have been in the ocean for more than 100 million years.